Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Rhythms of the Land Screening & Q&A w/ Director Dr. Gail Myers
11/16/22

Rhythms of the Land Screening & Q&A w/ Director Dr. Gail Myers

Presented by Urban Tilth’s Black Caucus

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Registration: https://x.gldn.io/R4Fselp0Eub

Description

Witness the stories of how Black farmers’ love of the land and dedication to community has enabled us to survive against overwhelming odds.

Purpose

Empower Black folks with deeper connections to land and one another through storytelling and dialogue rooted in Black American agrarianism.

Role

To build community as we break bread and enjoy a documentary more than a decade in the making!

Vibe

Have fun, meet your neighbors remember our stories

Artist Focus Group on Public Art in Richmond
11/9/22

Artist Focus Group on Public Art in Richmond

Presented by Art Builds Community

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Artists across all disciplines who live, work, play, or create Richmond are invited to participate in a focus group at Richmond Art Center that will explore how we can shape and invest in the future of public art and cultural arts programming for the city and artists. 

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Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day 10/15/22

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Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day

Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm | FREE

Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Fall Family Day at Richmond Art Center (RAC) will be a special celebration of Día de los Muertos on Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm. Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to RAC’s courtyard to celebrate Day of the Dead with art-making, music, and miniature low riders. Admission is free.

Artist Daniel Camacho is leading the festivities with a community ofrenda and paper mache skull workshop. Daniel’s work is currently on view at RAC in the exhibition De Fantasías y Realidades (September 14 – November 17, 2022).

Other activities at Fall Family Day will include a Día de los Muertos presentation by Ernesto Olmos; live printing and coloring with local art collective Liberación Gráfica; community chalk mural with Rebeca García-González; art demonstrations; marigold giveaway; and local art vendors.

Community Ofrenda: Daniel Camacho invites community members to contribute items that honor their loves ones. Daniel says, “Through an ofrenda we commemorate and remember the life and death of our loved ones. It is a celebration that allows us to carry them in our hearts and welcome them back to the world of the living for one night.” Daniel invites the community to contribute a photograph of their loved ones and an object that represents something they loved, for example their favorite drink or snack, or a toy. Items can be brought to Richmond Art Center any time during gallery hours. The altar will be on display in the West Gallery from October 15 through to the end of Día de los Muertos on November 3.

Paper Mache Calaveritas: In the calaverita workshop participants will learn to make paper mache skulls for a Día de los Muertos altar. This two day workshop – on Saturday, October 8, 12pm-2pm and Saturday, October 15, 12pm-2pm – is for participants ages six and older (although kids younger than ten should bring an adult to help). Register HERE to attend both workshops and make a calaverita from scratch. Alternatively, folks are invited to drop into the second session on October 15 at Fall Family Day to decorate a premade skull.

Artwork in top image: Daniel Camacho, De Fantasias y Realidades #2, 2022 


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Dia de los Muertos, Dia familiar en el otoño

Sábado, 15 de octubre, 12pm-3pm | LIBRE

Richmond Art Center (patio), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

El Día de la Familia de Otoño en Richmond Art Center (RAC) será una celebración especial del Día de los Muertos el sábado 15 de octubre de 12:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. Niños de todas las edades y sus adultos están invitados al patio de RAC para celebrar el Día de los Muertos con obras de arte, música y lowriders en miniatura. La admisión es gratis.

El artista Daniel Camacho encabeza las festividades con una ofrenda comunitaria y un taller de calaveras de papel maché. Las obras de Daniel se pueden ver en el RAC en la exposición, De Fantasías y Realidades (14 de septiembre – 17 de noviembre de 2022).

Otras actividades en el Día de la Familia de Otoño incluirán una presentación del Día de los Muertos por el artista Ernesto Olmos; impresión y coloreado en vivo con el colectivo de arte Liberación Gráfica; se pintará un mural comunitario de tiza con Rebeca García-González; demostraciones de arte; el UC Master Gardener regalara cempasuchil; buscar y encontrar; y vendedores de arte locales.

Ofrenda comunitaria: Daniel Camacho invita a los miembros de la comunidad a contribuir con artículos que honren a sus seres queridos. Daniel dice: “A través de una ofrenda conmemoramos y recordamos la vida y muerte de nuestros seres queridos. Es una celebración que nos permite llevarlos en el corazón y darles la bienvenida al mundo de los vivos por una noche”. Daniel invita a la comunidad a contribuir con una fotografía de sus seres queridos y un objeto que represente algo que amaban, por ejemplo, su bebida o tentempié favorito, o un juguete. Los artículos se pueden llevar al Centro de Arte de Richmond en cualquier momento durante el horario de la galería. El altar estará en exhibición en la West Gallery desde el 15 de octubre hasta el final del Día de los Muertos el 3 de noviembre.

Calaveritas de papel maché: En el taller de calaveritas los participantes aprenderán a hacer calaveras de papel maché para un altar del Día de los Muertos. Este taller es de dos días, el sábado 8 de octubre de 12 p. m. a 2 p. m. y el sábado 15 de octubre de 12 p. m. a 2 p. m., es para participantes mayores de seis años (aunque los niños menores de diez años deben traer a un adulto para que los ayude). Regístrate AQUÍ para asistir a ambos talleres y hacer una calaverita. Alternativamente, se invita a la gente a asistir a la segunda sesión el 15 de octubre en el Día de la Familia de Otoño para decorar una calavera prefabricada.

Obra de arte en la imagen superior: Daniel Camacho, De Fantasias y Realidades #2, 2022

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
9/17/22

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm for the opening reception of our fall exhibitions.

The event will also feature special guests the Fencelines public art project team. Create art for environmental justice in Richmond with them!

Fall Exhibitions:

From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo

Main Gallery

New Visions

South Gallery

De Fantasías y Realidades

Community Gallery

New Visions: Artist Talk
10/1/22

New Visions: Artist Talk

Saturday, October 1, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Join us for an artist panel talk with the artists in the exhibition New Visions: Emerging Artists from Art of the African Diaspora. Kim Champion, Tiffany Conway, Ashara Ekundayo, and Bertrell Smith will be in conversation with curator Demetri Broxton. 

Kim Champion

Tiffany Conway 

Ashara Ekundayo 

Bertrell Smith 

Top Image: Tiffany Conway, Your Soul Knows the Way, 2019

Fencelines Community Art Workshop
9/17/22

Fencelines Community Art Workshop

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Create art for environmental justice in Richmond!

Join the Fencelines team for a hands-on art workshop that will provide space to reflect on local conditions of environmental injustice in Richmond. Participants will paint on recycled wooden fence slats with images, messages and stories that respond to the following prompts:“What message do you have for the polluting industry here in Richmond?” and “What vision do you have for your community in the future?”

The slats created in is workshop will be used to form a temporary public art installation along a city-owned fence bordering the Chevron refinery and North Richmond neighborhoods in fall 2022. Additionally, this installation will be shown in an exhibition at Richmond Art Center in spring 2023.  

This workshop is part of a series of workshops that will be presented at Richmond Art Center every third Saturday this summer. Additional workshops will be presented out in Richmond at local community events. All workshops are free to attend. 

Fencelines Art Workshops at Richmond Art Center

Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

Saturday, July 16, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Fencelines Workshops in the Community

Saturday, June 18, 10am-12pm: Urban Tilth Volunteer Day at Unity Park

Saturday, July 9: Richmond LAND: Love Your Block Event in North Richmond

Saturday, August 6: APEN Refinery Explosion 10 Year Memorial Event; Hood Day in North Richmond at Shields-Reid Park

… and other summer 2022 events with Richmond Our Power Coalition TBD!


Fencelines aspires to create a unique, celebratory monument with the community in Richmond by: facilitating the creation of artwork by the community itself, promoting conversation and connection between Richmond community members, bringing awareness to issues of environmental injustice, and beautifying and activating an otherwise underutilized space. The project design and participatory format is explicitly designed to center and amplify the voices of the community. 

The Fencelines team is made up of local artists, organizers, and community members, Princess Robinson, Graham L.P., Dulce Galicia and Gita Khandagle. This project is presented as a partnership between Richmond Our Power Coalition, Richmond Art Center, and Fencelines. 

Liberación Gráfica at La Pulga Flea Market 8/21/22

Liberación Gráfica at La Pulga Flea Market

Sunday, August 21,12pm-3pm

Mckosken Road, Richmond, CA

FREE

Join art collective Liberación Gráfica at Richmond Flea Market!

This summer Liberación Gráfica will be out in Richmond engaging youth and families at community events and local gathering places with live screen printing demonstrations. The prints will raise awareness to social issues faced in Richmond while reflecting the joy and resilience of the community. The goal of this project is to bring art directly to the people and inspire the community to engage with Richmond and each other through art. 

Community Event Schedule:

Liberación Gráfica at the Richmond Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18, 12pm-3pm
Nicholls Park, 3230 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Liberación Gráfica at Low Rider Sundays
Sunday, July 31, 12pm-3pm
23rd Street Between Grant and Rheem Avenues

Liberación Gráfica at Richmond Flea Market
Sunday, August 21,12pm-3pm 
Mckosken Road, Richmond, CA

More dates and locations to be announced. If you are interested in inviting Liberación Gráfica to a community event this summer, please contact Roberto Martinez at roberto@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Liberación Gráfica is a community based art collective whose mission is to provide opportunities for self and community expression through silkscreen printing. The collective is made up of Richmond-based artists, teachers, and community organizers: Eddy Chacon, Lisette Vera, Daniel Cervantes and Francisco Rojas. Liberación Gráfica was established in 2019 and since has worked towards teaching youth the process of silkscreen printing through a social justice lens with the intention to bridge gaps between communities of color and bring awareness to social injustices faced by the Richmond community.

Top Image: Daniel Cervantes, Real G’s Grow Food, 2020

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Artist Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora 8/20/22

Online Artist Info Session for Art of the African Diaspora 2023

Saturday, August 20, 1:30pm ON ZOOM | RSVP HERE

Artists, join this free info session to:

  • Learn about the 2023 Art of the African Diaspora program
  • Meet the Steering Committee members who are organizing the event
  • Share feedback and ideas
  • Network with other artists
  • Learn how to register to participate

Read the registration guidelines and come prepared with your questions!

CLICK HERE to RSVP!

Rhythm and Rust: Reception and Artist Walk Through
8/20/22

Rhythm and Rust: Reception and Artist Walk Through

Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Join us on Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm for the opening reception of Donna Gatson’s solo exhibition, Rhythm and Rust: History, Heritage, Honor told through the Object. The reception will include an artist walk through of the exhibition.

Top image: Donna Gatson, Ella, 2018

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600

 

510-620-6772
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